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Preselection Locking and Waacking

Tuesday 20 August

12:00 - 19:00 CEST

Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam

Preselections Locking & Waacking Forever

Registration for dancers: 12:00 
Preselections Locking Forever: 15:00 (doors open at 14:00) 
Preselections Waacking Forever: 17:00 

Locking & Waacking Forever are dance competitions held during Summer Dance Forever, featuring the top 24 best dancers from around the world competing in these two dance styles. ‘Locking’ is a style of funk dance in which the dancers ‘freeze’ their movements. ‘Waacking’ is a dance style that originated in the 1970’s gay clubs in California, and is characterized by striking arm movements, poses, and footwork.

Visitors can enjoy watching the preselections and the thrilling battles, while those who wish to participate must face off against the three judges if they make it to the Top 3. This unique feature sets Summer Dance Forever apart from other dance battles worldwide. Unlike other events where judges assess from a distance behind a desk, at Summer Dance Forever, the judges themselves enter the battle to fight it out on the floor! Despite being renowned international dancers, judges don't always win. Whoever does win the battle gains everlasting glory, wins prize money, and earns the opportunity to judge at a future event.


Line-up TBA



€15.50 (incl. service costs & VAT)



If you want to participate in the battles, you first need to register and participate in the preselections. The top 24 best dancers from the preselection will go through to the actual battle. 

Minimum age for participation is 12 years.

⮕ Registration for participating dancers open from 12:00 
⮕ Start preselections Locking Forever from 15:00 - 16:30 (doors open at 14:00 pm)
⮕ Start preselections Waacking Forever from 17:00 - 19:00